At SCHC, we understand that sustainable resource development is based on good relationships and mutual concern for our community. In addition to raising the funds required for addressing our community’s needs, we place an emphasis on utilizing the expertise of our donors, engaging them in our programs and seeking out their advice in our planning processes. As a result, we’ve created a number of ways for our donors and potential donors to connect and contribute! For any of the giving opportunities below, you can safely donate online here or download the online donation form and mail or email to:
Director of Communication and Development
Address: 629 Markham Rd. Unit 2
Scarborough, ON M1H 2A4
For more information on any of the following giving opportunities please contact me.
All gifts are valued, no matter the size or frequency of your donations. Our website online platform is encrypted and secure. Donate Here. You can also give through Canada Helps, cheques mailed to the above address, cash (ask for donation forms at reception desks onsite), or phone me at 416-640-7395.
As a monthly donor, you will be able to support us throughout the year by making comfortable monthly contributions. Monthly donation commitments help programs plan ahead and provide peace of mind for sustainability of SCHC services.
Giving in Celebration
Instead of gifts to each other, many choose to make a tribute gift in honour of a loved one or to mark a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or promotion.
In Memory Gifts
Making an in memory gift is a heartfelt and lasting way of recognizing someone who has passed whether that be a deceased family member, friend or colleague.
Host an SCHC Event
Third-party events are a fun way to promote the importance of community health and involve friends and family members in supporting SCHC. Consider organizing a food drive, coordinating a charity golf tournament or hosting a potluck. If you would like to host a third-party event, please fill out our third-party event form and mail/email to the contact above. Please also download and read our Third Party Event Toolkit.
SCHC accepts and distributes donated goods to thousands of clients across our 40 programs. Donated goods, also known as in-kind gifts, are items such as new or gently used clothing, furniture, children’s toys, non-perishable food, or any other non-monetary items. If you are looking to donate furniture, food, clothing or basic essentials please use the following links to get contact information for the SCHC Food and Furniture Banks.
Giving at Work
Many companies support charitable organizations through payroll deductions. These gifts are deducted directly from your paycheque. If you are interested in supporting SCHC in this manner, contact your Human Resources Department to inquire if your company offers this giving opportunity. If you are already giving through United Way, consider selecting Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities as your featured organization.
Another option is for team building activities that give back. If you would like to donate hygiene items, winter warmth supplies, personal care supplies, socks, underwear or Healthy Community Care Kits and want to make it a team project, please contact our wholesale supply partner The Bargains Group, where your money will go further. They’ll include extra donations as well! Or contact our Coordinator of Volunteer Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently, we run 3 fundraising campaigns/events per year. Go to Food Fight, A Gift to Remember and Scarborough Love Auction to find out more on how you can help us raise more funds to support programs for the Scarborough community.
Please note that SCHC will issue charitable receipts for donations of $25 at the end of the year. Receipts for donations less than $25 will be provided upon request.